Recruiting 5A Playoffs
Vigor's Marvin Shinn vs. Valley's Enrique Florence
Vigor's Marvin Shinn vs. Valley's Enrique Florence

Posted Nov 6, 2009


Auburn and Alabama commitments playing in this classification with some outstanding match-ups. Go and Scout the talent!

Mobile, AL
#3 Beauregard (7-3)
#2 John Leflore (7-3)


Beauregard's Kyle Brown (6-3, 240) will make his presence felt in this game. The offensive and defensive lineman was named All-Area pre-season.

This is the Rattlers' first appearance in the play-offs since 2004. Watch for senior lineman Dillard Braziel (6-0, 265). He can turn up in the backfield at times.

Also, Danny Woodson Jr. (6-2, 185) is a junior wide receiver/cornerback for LeFlore. He is the son of Danny Woodson Sr. who played at Alabama.

Tallassee, AL
#4 Gulf Shores (8-2)
#1 Tallassee (8-2)


This isn't a normal 4-1 matchup. Region 1 (Gulf Shores) produced last year's champ in Vigor. This year, it was a scramble for the top spot with three teams at 8-2.

Hunter Mullins (6-3, 180) is Tallassee's punter/kicker. He was selected First Team All-State as a junior in 2008.

Tallassee has three backs who participate heavily in Coach Rodney Dollar's run-first offense. Senior Mike Smith (5-9, 170), senior Quan Williams (5-8, 225) are the running backs and junior Trey Cochran-Gill (5-10, 175) is the quarterback. Together the three have over 2,600 yards rushing this season.

Look for the very talented junior linebacker T.C. Robinson (5-11, 215).

Gulf Shores quarterback Logan Paul (6-1, 185) has been recognized twice by Coach Saban at the University of Alabama camps. Paul will have senior wide receiver Brandon Gottfried (6-5, 210) as his big target.

Senior linebacker John David Swiger (6-5, 195) has been offered by Jacksonville State.

Eufaula, AL
#3 Spanish Fort (8-2)
#2 Eufaula (6-4)

Eufaula scored 65 points last week. That's the good news. They gave up 50 to Russell County. Senior Ladarius Ware (5-7, 165) plays both sides of the ball at receiver and defensive back.

Spanish Fort comes in with senior quarterback Patrick McGavin (6-3, 205) and junior center Reese Dismukes (6-3, 270). Eufaula will have their hands full with this third seeded team.

Prichard, AL
#4 Valley (7-3)
#1 Vigor (7-3)


This might be the 5A game with the most division 1 talent. Juniors Marvin Shinn (6-3, 170) playing for the Wolves, and Enrique Florence (6-3, 185) for Valley are big stars on the horizon. Wide receiver Shinn is committed to Alabama while the All-State defensive back Florence has offers from both Auburn and Alabama. Might these two wind up on the same team in two years?

Vigor also has senior Quinterrius Eatmon (6-6, 335) with offers to Auburn and Mississippi State, senior wide receiver Jackie Williams (5-10, 175) has been offered by Oklahoma and Southern Miss. Junior Thomas Williams (6-4, 290) is another to watch from his offensive tackle position.

Montgomery, AL #4 John Carroll (7-3) #1 Carver Montgomery (9-1)

John Carroll has an interesting prospect in Kameron Wood (6-4, 220). He is a junior defensive end. Although he doesn't have offers yet, he favors Alabama, Auburn and FSU.

Reginald Aaron (6-1, 215) will lead the Rams. The senior quarterback has experience under his belt. He passed for 2,390 yards as a junior leading his team to a 13-1 record and he will try to do that one better this year. Carver has a host of talented linebackers in the stable too.

Birmingham, AL
#4 Chilton County (5-5)
#1 Briarwood Christian (7-3)


Chilton County has been threatening to upset a top team the last couple of weeks with Greenville and Bibb County being close games. This could be the one.

Chilton County is led by senior quarterback (6-1, 185) Taylor Hughes while the Lions have Mississippi State commitment Zeke Walters (6-4, 230) at linebacker. Senior cornerback Justin Shade (5-9, 220 pound) is the son of former Tide player Sam Shade.

Columbiana, AL
#3Demopolis (7-3)
#2 Shelby County (9-1)


Senior running back Chris McDowell (6-1, 195) will lead Shelby County against a tough Demopolis squad headed up by the senior and South Alabama defensive lineman commitment Marteze Jackson (6-3, 210). Watch for Greenville's offensive lineman Steven Foster (6-4, 250) who is just a sophomore.

Greenville, AL
#4 Moody (6-4)
#1 Greenville (10-0)


Auburn University fans should enjoy this game. They will have verbal pledges on both sides of the ball. Chad Slade (6-6, 320) is a senior guard for Moody, and Kenneth Carter (6-4, 270) is a defensive tackle for undefeated Greenville.

Fairfield, AL
#3 Springville (7-3)
#2 Fairfield (7-3)


Speaking of Auburn commitments, Springville's talented senior receiver Jeremy Richardson (6-4, 220) will take to the field in this game, but Mississippi State's senior offensive line commitment Chase Hughes (6-3, 295) is out with an injury.

Fairfield's senior offensive lineman Terrence Swift (6-5, 315) has offers to Southern Miss, Louisville and Arkansas State.

Cullman, AL
#4 Wenonah (6-3)
#1 Cullman (10-0)


Wenonah is led by senior quarterback Brandon Allen (6-1, 185) while Cullman has the big men. Senior defensive lineman Jonathan Robertson (6-5, 255) who has offers to both Troy and UAB. The brash Spencer Region (6-6, 340) is the big junior offensive line prospect. He currently holds an offer from UAB, but he has the attention of many top schools.

Jasper, AL
#3 Parker (5-4)
#2 Walker (8-2)


Senior Demetric Price (6-2, 180) leads Parker as quarterback, but he will face Walker's outstanding junior defensive back Jacquese Kirk (5-11, 165). Kirk was First Team All-State in his sophomore season.

McCalla, AL
#4 Pleasant Grove (6-4)
#1 McADory (8-1)


Pleasant Grove boasts senior receiver Michael Hicks (6-3, 190) and McAdory has senior lineman Randall Reeves (6-2, 290).

Boaz, AL
#3 Athens (7-3)
#2 Boaz (7-2)


Athens comes to town with 6-7, 200 pound junior quarterback Stephen Rivers. Rivers already holds an offer from Tennessee.

BYU commitment Drew Phillips (6-0, 185) is the senior workhorse for Boaz.

Hartselle, AL
#4 Albertville (5-5)
#1 Hartselle (8-2)


Albertville has center Zach Underwood (6-4, 270). The senior has already fought off other suitors to commit to Samford.

Hartselle's junior quarterback Will Lang (5-10, 175) is tough as nails.

Russellville, AL
#3 Southside Gadsden (5-5)
#2 Russellville (8-2)


The University of Alabama's verbal pledge for the class of 2011, Brent Calloway (6-3, 210), will suit up at linebacker for Russellville.

Fort Payne, AL
#4 Muscle Shoals (8-2)
#1 Fort Payne (8-2)


Fort Payne has a lot of young talent, and they spread the wealth. Muscle Shoals has rebounded under new coach Scott Basden. Either one of these teams could produce a good prospect, so get out there and scout the talent.


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